UN ends peacekeeping mission in Haiti as protests continue
October 16, 2019 | 8:27 PM
by Times TV

Making good on a 2017 vote, the UN Security Council ended its 15-year mission to stabilise Haiti.

It has left a mixed legacy in a country that has entered a fifth week of anti-government protests.

The UN first sent peacekeepers after the overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the army in 2004 under the pressure of a popular uprising.

In 2017, the UN replaced those soldiers with a police mission to train Haiti's forces, gradually reducing the number of officers from 1,300 to 600 and now to zero.

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